whilst it’s been lovely (although cold) weather the last few days i haven’t had chance to capture it.
hopefully this shot comes close, taken near to my new temporary home in reading.
sometime ago i went to a beautiful letterpress exhibition (reverting to type) near old street. it contained some beautiful and well thought-out pieces of graphic & letterpress design.
shown above are a handful of iphone snaps taken of my favourite pieces. if it was still open i would suggest going to see it, unfortunately it has now closed, shame, but hopefully you won’t miss the next one!
wish i could get my letterpress out this weekend. hmm.
it was a few months ago when i took a visit to the london transport museum. whilst there i took a photograph of an illustration showing how the station looked when it originally opened, curious to find out how it looked today i finally pulled into baker street and took a photograph of how it looks today.
rather suprisingly and happily i saw that it hasn’t changed much.
good to see that not everything is ruined on the underground.
now i don’t particularly like complaining and certainly not in writing, but the stagecoach bus i got on this morning was a real shocker. the images i’ve uploaded don’t really show the state of what was happening and if i had video on my phone (someone please buy me an iphone 4 haha) then you would have been able to get a better understanding.
sitting upstairs, in what was a pretty fowl stench, i noticed by my feet (as the driver pressed the brake) a gush of water flood towards the front of the bus, after which it all gushed back again when the bus accelerated. it was horrible (lets hope it was only dirty water). on top of that the was plenty of mould on the windows as well as water dripping from them, just shocking!
had this been a free bus, it might be slightly more understandable, but paying an over priced fare and then sitting in conditions like that (don’t get me wrong i went downstairs in the end) are far from acceptable.
stagecoach you are a disgrace, people in hull (one of the poorest areas of the uk) shouldn’t be paying high fares and then expect to board a bus in that condition!
enough ranting for now.
a good friend of mine (mr. joe stuart) came to visit me in london in january. he found a fixed gear event based in bethnal green and organised by the good fellows at red bull.
the event involved 107 contestants riding around the smallest velodrome (mini drome) in the world. there was a qualifying round followed by head to head heats.
i’ve uploaded a few crappy iphone snaps but fortunately joe had the foresight to take his little point & shoot video camera. there will be a link to the edit i’ve done using his footage soon, but until then it’s worth tapping ‘red bull mini drome’ into google.
here’s the link: http://vimeo.com/19868949
if you haven’t seen the kings speech yet, i strongly suggest that you do before it exits our cinemas.
i was lucky enough to see it a couple of weeks ago and went in thinking ‘this is probably going to be overrated’. as it turned i left saying ‘that was brilliant’.
if you get chance it’s definitely worth checking out!